Disk encryption is the process by which every bit of data on a disk is encrypted, protecting it against unauthorized persons.

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Does Linux support self-Encrypted Disk API?

In this article it is shown how easy it is to bypass BIOS ATA passphrases, and it ends with that using the disks self-Encryption Disk (SED) API from within the OS would not give a performance hit. On ...
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SSD Cache with FDE (TrueCrypt, BitLocker, etc) on Windows

I wanted to bring back an old question, but with a twist. It has been answered, how an SSD could be used as a caching drive for a larger, mechanical drive. What I am looking for is to have the same, ...
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Does a Windows 7 system volume encryption tool exist that allows remote unlocking via ssh during boot phase?

Does a tool/method exist which allows encrypting a Windows 7 system volume while providing the possibility to remotely unlock it via ssh during the boot phase? Is it even possible with Windows 7 (I ...
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Win 7 full disk encryption with backup

I have a win 7 laptop that I would like to fully encrypt the hard drive and back up the encrypted hard drive routinely. Should I use TrueCrypt (not running Ultimate)? And how would I access the ...
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How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data?

I'm not a an expert in cryptography, but I've read the project's faqs. How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data? To me, this seems like hanging a door key on the door ...
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How does SSD wear-leveling work on software-encrypted drives?

I'm using LUKS/dmcrypt to encrypt my SSD boot drive. How does wear-leveling and effective garbage collection/TRIM work on encrypted SSD partitions?
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Change size on encrypted partitions with partition tools

OS: Windows 7 64-bit My laptop hard drive is encrypted. It seems like partition tool like Partition Wizard or Partition Master can't recognize the partition format, as it only display "unknown" or ...
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Cannot open BitLocker encrypted drive or use recovery key

I have encrypted my D: drive with BitLocker but the drive fails to open even when I enter the correct password. The recovery key is also not working. An error message pops up stating: BitLocker ...
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dm_crypt no keyboard

I recently installed Arch Linux on a USB hard drive with disk encryption via dm_crypt. Everything is working fine on the system I set everything up on (my laptop) but when I try to boot to it from my ...
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Locking a partition/drive

I am working in an environment where people share the same PC running Windows 7. I would like to put my private files in an encrypted partition so that I can lock it when I leave the PC, yet leave the ...
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Why on-the-fly disk encryption isn't availabe in GNU/Linux?

The way it is done in DiskCryptor. Dm-crypt doesn't provide such functionality, nor any other tool that i am aware of. Why is that?
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Is it possible to have low level encryption on the disks of a Synology Disk Station DS213J (NAS)?

I know I can encrypt shared folders, but unfortunately not the home/homes folder. All I want is that if my NAS is stolen than all data is unusable. I don't need to have different encryption for each ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Full disk encryption with dm-crypt (without LUKS)

I currently try to achive full disk encryption using dm-crypt in plain mode without LUKS header with separate /boot on USB stick. Main goal of it is to achive plausible deniability on Debian linux ...
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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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Uefi and full disk encryption with lvm on luks

I have an asus machine on which i can use old bios and new uefi. I've always used the old bios system, running a full encrypted debian with the following configuration: an unencrypted boot partition ...
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Differences between encrypting an actual PC vs a virtual one?

Are there any differences between using for example TrueCrypt to encrypt the system drive of an actual PC and a virtual one running on ESXi? Are there any security advantages/differences?
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Linux bootloader on USB-stick, load different kernel depending on hardware

I'm experimenting with a setup where I keep my kernel and initrd on a USB stick, and thus I can keep everything on the actual computers fully encrypted. Nothing is stored in clear text, and nothing ...
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Encryption of external HDD — accessible from windows without installation

I would like to use encryption on my external HDD but I would like to be able to access the encrypted data from Windows as well. As suggested in other questions, TrueCrypt is one option here, or I am ...
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Right way of installing Windows 8 and Ubuntu with encrypted file system

Here is problem. for which I am looking for solution My Current Installation on laptop and HDD Partition is as follows. 500 GB HDD -- C: 35 GB [Windows 8 Consumer Preview] -- D: 195 GB -- E: 195 GB ...
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How to allow root user to start up under FileVault 2 in Lion?

I just enabled Whole-Disk Encryption (under the name FileVault 2) in Mac OS X Lion. In the setup process, I was asked to select the users whose passwords can unlock the startup disk. I have the root ...
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Multi-boot encrypted operating systems on EFI

I'm getting ready to "redo" my desktop computer, encrypting all of my partitions as I install the operating systems. I currently boot with EFI. I'm looking to install both Ubuntu 12.04 (really ...
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How do I determine what ciphers & cipher modes I can use in dm-crypt/LUKS?

I'm using an Ubuntu-based system, and I'm having difficulty determining what ciphers and cipher modes are available to me. The cryptsetup man page says: "See /proc/crypto for a list of available ...
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How to install 2 encrypted instances of Linux Mint on the same SSD, both with different encryption passwords?

I'd like to have 2 different Mint installations on the same hard drive, each with each on set of encryption keys, so if I enter one password, it will boot on one, if I enter the other, it'll do the ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology Incompatible with Whole-Disk Encryption?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 laptop, and I'm getting the following message popping up from time to time. Searching around, I see that Windows 8.1 is supposed to have whole disk encryption enabled ...
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Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...
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How to find out whether a specific mounted Linux file system is located on a encrypted device?

How can I find out via the command line whether a specific mounted file system in a Linux system is ultimately located on an encrypted device? Of course, a generic solution would be nice, but ...
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recover files from encrypted home folder

I can't seem to find the answer to my questions -- hence my posting this here. I have encrypted my home folder in LinuxMint 15 Cinammon x64. If I create images of LM's partitions via fsarchiver, ...
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Mac OS X Disk Encryption - Automation

I want to setup a Mac Mini server with an external drive that is encrypted. In Finder, I can use the full-disk encryption option. However, for multiple users, this could become tricky. What I want to ...
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How can I find what type of encryption my DMG is using?

I have an encrypted DMG file on my Mac. Is there any way to use Terminal, and maybe the diskutil command to list what type of encryption the DMG is using? Or perhaps some other command? Or maybe ...
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Upgrading from loop-aes to cryptsetup

Once upon a time, I had an encrypted external disk that I would mount thus: # losetup -e AES128 /dev/loop1 /dev/sdb1 # fsck /dev/loop1 # mount /dev/loop1 /mnt/wd # ls /wd There are those that say ...
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How can I create an encrypted file on OSX for opening on Win7 w/out 3rd party software?

I do love PGP/GPG, but I have users who don't want to, or can't, install 3rd party binaries. Is there a way on OSX to create a (strongly) encrypted file on OSX which can be opened by Windows 7? With ...
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Do there exist any published security audits of FreeOTFE?

I see that http://www.freeotfe.org offers FOSS encryption software for Windows. This software also has a Wikipedia article devoted to it. However, it appears to have received less scrutiny than its ...
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Restore bootmgr on encrypted Windows 7 (truecrypt)

I had Windows 7 and XP on my laptop (win7 had been installed before xp). I encrypted Windows 7 and after that I removed XP. Today truecrypt welcome me with message "bootmgr is missing". Is it ...
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TrueCrypt vs BitLocker + EFS proper usage

I need to protect sensitive data on my computers both at home & office. Home: Win 7 Ultimate, shared with others, I'm the only admin. Many people boot it. Work: Windows XP Pro under domain, ...
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Bitlocker without TPM: does the USB drive have to remain in the laptop?

I'm using TrueCrypt to encrpyt my harddrive, but with the vague ending of this product, I want to switch to Bitlocker. As I don't have a TPM chip in my laptop, I want to use a USB drive to ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...
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Is it possible to dual boot with Windows 7 encrypted with True Crypt and Linux Mint?

I wish I knew if this scenario is possible: Windows 7 Installation 1 (Encrypted) (Real) Windows 7 Installation 2 (Hidden Volume) (Fake) Linux Mint 16 "Petra" If you can not in the above manner, ...
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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Whole-Disk encryption data corruption tolerance

I am thinking of encrypting external hard drives, flash drives, and internal storage hard drives with either TrueCrypt or DiskCryptor. I am concerned what happens if some part of the encrypted data ...
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Full disk encryption and advanced malware removal

Doesn't full disk encryption eliminate a key ability to deploy a LiveCD (e.g., Kaspersky Rescue Disk) and inhibit advanced malware removal?
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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Restoring data from encrypted WinXP partition image

EDIT: it seems that the partition is encrypted with a full-disk encryption software that uses TPM—I don't see any other way the partition could be looking like it's fully encrypted, while at the same ...
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Using software to enable SSD's self-encrypting functionality on older motherboads

I'm considering buying Crucial M500 SSD drive with SED (self-encrypting drive; ATA password, TCG Opal 2.0, eDrive compliant). I'd like to use its SED functionality, but even after reading a bunch of ...
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How to clone a disk with laserlock protection?

I have a CD with laserlock protection. The disk is old and I want to make a backup. I use the disk for running a software, the disk needs to be inserted every time I launch the app. How can I clone ...
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Green Encrypted Files and Folders for No Reason

Recently i upgraded my XP to Windows 7 (Clean Installation) now i have problem to access my files and folders in my hard. It's All greened and encrypted for no reasson! I didn't change anything before ...
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TrueCrypt Windows 7 Software RAID: add mirror to system encrypted drive

I have my Windows 7 system drive fully encrypted with TrueCrypt 7.1a using "system encryption". Now I have a second, identical, empty drive that I'd like to use as a mirror of the system drive. In ...
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Need to “continue” encrypting a CoreStorage volume, which has failed?

I am making the push to fully encrypt my MacBook, which has two disks (an SSD, and a regular spinning disk in place of the optical drive). I have encrypted the SSD, as it is the boot drive. However, ...
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Recover from botched full disk encryption using FileVault2

I decided to enable full disk encryption using FileVault2 in OSX Mountain Lion, but near the end of the encryption process, I get a message telling me that it failed, and that I should disable and ...
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How do I use ACLs on an encfs filesystem?

I have a Debian server which I've set up file ACLs on. However, ACLs on the encfs filesystem I've made don't seem to be handled properly. The mount directory is setguid and has a default:group::rwx ...